Trails and Terrain

Avanti Express Lift (#2) to be replaced with Six Passenger Lift

Dec. 8, 2014

Avanti Express Vail
 

The improvements never stop at Vail! The next big project in the works is to replace Avanti Express Lift (#2) with a six-passenger lift this summer, pending U.S. Forest Service approval.

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Blue Sky Basin Opens

Dec. 4, 2014

vail terrain openingsYes, you read that right. And yes, it’s only early December. Terrain in Blue Sky Basin will open tomorrow, Dec. 5, bringing Vail up to more than 4,300 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain!

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China Bowl now open!

Nov. 29, 2014

Back Bowls open for the season It has already been a season to remember – and we’re only 8 days in! Between the six feet of snow in the last three weeks and the incredible work of our mountain operations team, we are now happy to report that China Bowl is now open. That brings us to 3,642 acres of developed skiable terrain – the most available in the country!

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Vail Opens Back Bowls for Thanksgiving

Nov. 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Vail Back BowlsPhoto by Andrew Taylor

Skiers and snowboarders have even more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday at Vail with High Noon Express Lift (#5) opening today, providing access to terrain in Sun Up and Sun Down bowls. We’ve received more than 30 inches of snow since Saturday, and more than six feet in the past three weeks, making for fantastic conditions across the mountain! 

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An unbelievable start to the season

Nov. 25, 2014


We’ve received over 2 feet of snow since this latest round of storms started Saturday night, making for some of the best early season conditions Vail has ever had! The powder has been light and soft and the skiing and riding have been unbelievably good. New terrain is opening daily so stay tuned for big terrain announcements, just in time for Thanksgiving.

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Hiking & skinning Vail Mountain: a message from USFS and Ski Patrol

Nov. 14, 2014

Information for hiking and skinning up Vail MountainWith over 3ft of new snow this week and opening day approaching Nov. 21, more and more people are strapping on their skins and snowshoes and heading up the mountain. Your cooperation with Vail Ski Patrol and U.S. Forest Service’s guidelines for safely skinning and hiking up Vail Mountain are what make the opportunity possible.

A few key pointers:

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Tour Guide: A Beginner’s Day on the Mountain

Oct. 4, 2014

vail_overeasy_meghangruszynskiNew to skiing or snowboarding and visiting Vail for the first time? The mountain’s size can initially be intimidating, and while the ski runs might be longer than what one would encounter at other ski areas, there are plenty of runs where beginners can cruise along comfortably. So click into those skis, strap into that snowboard and get ready to enjoy the views and groomed terrain while exploring the mountain.

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